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Jun 21 at 1:43
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rangersandislesfan
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Any talk about the NHL draft.
Jun 21 at 1:44
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My mock draft:

Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Am I the only one doing this with all 31 picks?

Alright, anyway:

In the minutes before the draft, Vancouver and Edmonton agree on this trade:
VAN: Milan Lucic, pick #100 (4th rd), EDM's 2nd round pick in 2020
EDM: Loui Eriksson

Vancouver starts things off with a trade when they're hosting the draft. Last time I suggested this trade I was told Edmonton wasn't giving up enough. I had Lucic+3rd+6th for Eriksson. Would Lucic+2nd+4th be more realistic? Ericsson is the better player and Lucic has the extra year.

Draft begins:
#1 - New Jersey - Jack Hughes
#2 - NY Rangers - Kaapo Kakko
#3 - Chicago - Alex Turcotte
#4 - Colorado - Bowen Byram
#5 - Los Angeles - Cole Caufield
#6 - Detroit - Trevor Zegras
#7 - Buffalo - Kirby Dach
#8 - Edmonton - Dylan Cozens
#9 - Anaheim - Peyton Krebs
#10 - Vancouver - Philip Broberg
#11 - Philadelphia - Matthew Boldy
#12 - Minnesota - Raphael Lavoie
#13 - Florida - Philip Tomasino
#14 - Arizona - Arthur Kaliyev
#15 - Montreal - Alex Newhook
#16 - Colorado - Victor Soderstrom
#17 - Vegas - Vasili Podkolzin
#18 - Dallas - Ryan Johnson
#19 - Ottawa - Thomas Harley
#20 - Winnipeg - Moritz Seider
#21 - Pittsburgh - Cam York
#22 - Los Angeles - Samuel Poulin
#23 - NY Islanders - Matthew Robertson
#24 - Nashville - Ville Heinola
#25 - Washington - Brett Leason
#26 - Calgary - Spencer Knight
#27 - Tampa Bay - Tobias Bjornfot
#28 - Carolina ...
People on the draft show: "So, it'll be interesting to see who Carolina takes ... wait, here's Gary Bettman."
Fans: "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
Bettman: "We have a trade to announce. Carolina trade pick #28 to Buffalo in exchange for pick #31 and pick #67 (3rd rounder)."
#28 - Buffalo - Ryan Suzuki
#29 - Anaheim - Connor McMichael
#30 - Boston - Brayden Tracey
#31 - Carolina - Nils Hoglander

I know I had some bold picks in here, but we always see surprises at the draft.
Jun 21 at 1:45
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Last year's draft was crazy. Lots of surprises. Will be interesting to see if it's the same this year.
Jun 21 at 4:14
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No Nolan Foote?
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My mock draft:
Jun 21 at 5:13
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Quoting: Rangsey
No Nolan Foote?


Could go early 2nd round.
Jun 21 at 10:10
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My favorite player is McDavid Connor
Jun 21 at 10:47
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Shocker, the Flyers fans on social media hate the pick. Philly Jabroni needs to straighten these nerds out.
Jun 21 at 10:51
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Quoting: Munsen88
Shocker, the Flyers fans on social media hate the pick. Philly Jabroni needs to straighten these nerds out.


Well if Toronto drafted the next Gretzky, some fans would still be mad
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Jun 21 at 11:25
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CapFriendly, thanks for the quick updates on the draft.
Jun 22 at 12:00
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don't see the logic in edm drafting another LHD we needed skill on the wing and didn't get it. don't get me wrong broberg seems like could be a solid nhl player, just does fit edm needs and there were better players overall available.

Edm passed on: Caufield, Krebbs, Zegras, Podkolzin, and Boldy to draft this kid. He better be good or else this pick could look ugly especially when rivals got skilled forwards.
LAK --> Turcotte
ANA --> Zegras
VAN --> Podkolzin
VGK --> Krebbs
Jun 22 at 12:18
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Quoting: jjkhairaELTE99
don't see the logic in edm drafting another LHD we needed skill on the wing and didn't get it. don't get me wrong broberg seems like could be a solid nhl player, just does fit edm needs and there were better players overall available.

Edm passed on: Caufield, Krebbs, Zegras, Podkolzin, and Boldy to draft this kid. He better be good or else this pick could look ugly especially when rivals got skilled forwards.
LAK --> Turcotte
ANA --> Zegras
VAN --> Podkolzin
VGK --> Krebbs


Holland doesn’t rush prospects likely won’t see Broberg in NHL for 4 years right around when Klefbom could be gone or in last year. With some of the forwards dropping into the 2nd round Kaliyev, Leason, Brink, Lavoie still chance at picking up decent forward early in 2nd round
Jun 22 at 12:32
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No Lavoie? No Kaliyev?

Seider at #6 was a surprise. But this year wasn't as surprising as last year LOL.
Jun 22 at 12:33
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Just came back from going to the draft. Will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.
Jun 22 at 1:20
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Quoting: Bluetomorrow83
Holland doesn’t rush prospects likely won’t see Broberg in NHL for 4 years right around when Klefbom could be gone or in last year. With some of the forwards dropping into the 2nd round Kaliyev, Leason, Brink, Lavoie still chance at picking up decent forward early in 2nd round


Have to hope that happens but, if he drafts the dman from the oil kings, he would have wasted a gold chance to add suitable depth on the wing for the future
Jun 22 at 7:03
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Quoting: SpaghettiPasta
Well if Toronto drafted the next Gretzky, some fans would still be mad


haha yes, I don't know who's fans are more salty, Philly or Toronto.
Jun 22 at 9:04
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I hope Simon Holmstrom turns out to be something good, but i'm good with this pick and i'll believe in this kid because he was apparently the consensus pick between isles scouts. The biggest reach for me was Seider, like, even he was surprised he got picked so early. Kaliyev is gonna take this personally and use it as motivation, the kids gonna be a hell of a player and whoever picks him should thank the hockey gods a team that could've used a skill goal scorer (*cough* *cough* isles) didnt take him. Lavoie im not high on, so i didnt mind seeing him drop to the 2nd round, although he'll go 32nd or 33rd. I wanted Tomasino, so Nashville got a great player in him. Also, LA got extremely lucky because i thought Turcotte was gona at 3. The Knights are also gonna love their pick. But i think the team that got the best haul (besides the Devils and Rangers) is the Avs. Byram is a future No. 1 and im high on Newhook, that team is set for the future. In 2-3 years imagine a starting lineup of Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen Byram-Makar. All that team needs now is a future franchise goalie and even though they didn't get Knight, this is still a deep goalie draft.
Jun 22 at 10:06
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Quoting: klondikebar
I hope Simon Holmstrom turns out to be something good, but i'm good with this pick and i'll believe in this kid because he was apparently the consensus pick between isles scouts. The biggest reach for me was Seider, like, even he was surprised he got picked so early. Kaliyev is gonna take this personally and use it as motivation, the kids gonna be a hell of a player and whoever picks him should thank the hockey gods a team that could've used a skill goal scorer (*cough* *cough* isles) didnt take him. Lavoie im not high on, so i didnt mind seeing him drop to the 2nd round, although he'll go 32nd or 33rd. I wanted Tomasino, so Nashville got a great player in him. Also, LA got extremely lucky because i thought Turcotte was gona at 3. The Knights are also gonna love their pick. But i think the team that got the best haul (besides the Devils and Rangers) is the Avs. Byram is a future No. 1 and im high on Newhook, that team is set for the future. In 2-3 years imagine a starting lineup of Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen Byram-Makar. All that team needs now is a future franchise goalie and even though they didn't get Knight, this is still a deep goalie draft.


Remember when Newhook was projected to be a potential #2 pick?
Jun 22 at 10:08
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Quoting: klondikebar
I hope Simon Holmstrom turns out to be something good, but i'm good with this pick and i'll believe in this kid because he was apparently the consensus pick between isles scouts. The biggest reach for me was Seider, like, even he was surprised he got picked so early. Kaliyev is gonna take this personally and use it as motivation, the kids gonna be a hell of a player and whoever picks him should thank the hockey gods a team that could've used a skill goal scorer (*cough* *cough* isles) didnt take him. Lavoie im not high on, so i didnt mind seeing him drop to the 2nd round, although he'll go 32nd or 33rd. I wanted Tomasino, so Nashville got a great player in him. Also, LA got extremely lucky because i thought Turcotte was gona at 3. The Knights are also gonna love their pick. But i think the team that got the best haul (besides the Devils and Rangers) is the Avs. Byram is a future No. 1 and im high on Newhook, that team is set for the future. In 2-3 years imagine a starting lineup of Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen Byram-Makar. All that team needs now is a future franchise goalie and even though they didn't get Knight, this is still a deep goalie draft.

I agree about Colorado. And the crazy thing is, this is a team who made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs this past season, and they got Byram and Newhook. I think Montreal got a steal though.
 
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